ART PEPPER
          Saturday Night
    at the Village Vanguard
             Recording Date:
                    July 30, 1977

                    George Cables  P
                    Elvin Jones       D
                    George Mraz    B
                    Art Pepper       AS,TS


Review by Scott Yanow
The CD reissue of this release, the third of four single sets that document Art Pepper's well-received engagement at the Village Vanguard, adds "For Freddie" to the original three-song program. The other selections, which feature pianist George Cables, bassist George Mraz and drummer Elvin Jones in addition to the altoist/leader, are intense interpretations of "You Go to My Head," Pepper's "The Trip" and a 16-minute version of "Cherokee." The altoist was entering his peak period and the entire gig has also been fully documented on a massive nine-CD box set.

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